The death occurred on Monday morn- ing of a very old colonist and resident of the Casterton district in the person of Mrs. W. Dewar. Mrs. Dewar, with her husband, came to Victoria, and landed at Portland about 1861, and were for a few years engaged at Heathfield station in that district. They came afterwards to Casterton, where they resided in each
case to the date of demise. Mrs. De-
war, who had reached the advanced age
of 84 years, had been living latterly at
the residence of her son, Mr. W. Dewar, where her death occurred. She had been failing for some time past from general break-up of the system from causes inci- dental to her age, and for the past week or so had suffered intense pain. She had a family of nine, two of whom predeceased her, and leaves two sons and five daughters--Messrs. John Dewar (Adelaide) and W. Dewar (Casterton), and Mesdames Barton, Robinson, and Whitehead (all residents in the Mount Gambier district), Black (Western Aus- tralia), and G. Smith (Melbourne). "Casterton News."